Professor Paul McKeigue

Prof Paul McKeigueSince 2007 Paul McKeigue has been Professor of Genetic Epidemiology and Statistical Genetics at the University of Edinburgh. He previously held tenured professorial posts at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and University College Dublin.

His research interests have spanned a wide range of fields, from the epidemiology of diabetes and cardiovascular disease in ethnic minorities to genetic epidemiology.  More recently he has focused on the development of Bayesian statistical methods in genetic epidemiology and related fields, including methods that exploit genetic variation to infer causal relationships between phenotypic biomarkers and outcomes. His work in the SHIP consortium includes the development of Bayesian methods that exploit health-case databases to infer associations of drug exposure with health outcomes.

His other current research is supported by grants from the MRC, NIH, and the European Commission. He has been a member of review panels for NIH, ESRC and Wellcome Trust, and currently sits on the Population Research Committeee of Cancer Research UK. 

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